More of our 1st Annual 50’s Summer Sci-Fi Trailerganza.
This week marks the 60th anniversary of the release of what many would call “the worst movie of all-time.” Hey, it’s better than most of Adam Sandler’s films. Here’s the trailer.
It’s a fascinating movie, not just because of how the final product came out but what happened behind the scenes, from Bela Lugosi dying during filming (and being replaced in certain scenes by director Ed Wood’s wife’s chiropractor, and it’s painfully obvious it’s not Lugosi) to how Wood got the money to make the movie. The special effects and dialogue are, well, amateurish to say the least, but you can also sense that Wood was trying and had a love of the genre.
You may know a lot of this from Tim Burton’s Ed Wood. If you haven’t seen it, take a look. I believe it’s Burton and Johnny Depp’s best movie.
You can buy the DVD here.